Space for you and your baby

Welcoming a brand new little person into your whānau is both wonderful and challenging as you adjust to a whole lot of ‘new’ – new routines, new responsibilities, and a new, precious someone to know and love.

We also know that the first 1000 days of a baby’s life are super important – especially when it comes to the very special connection between babies and their primary caregivers. So we are passionate about supporting you and your whānau right from day one through Space for you and your baby. 

What is Space? 

Space supports you and your baby throughout your first critical year together. Together with your little one, you’ll meet weekly over 25 -30 weeks to explore parenting and your baby’s development as you discover what works for your family in a safe, facilitated environment. As well as discussion topics such as sleep, attachment and brain development, you’ll enjoy music, books and play experiences while getting to know other new families and building strong relationships in your local community.

Find a Space near you

To find a Space in your local community, visit our Space website today.

Become a Space partner

Space is made possible by partners who care about whānau in their local communities. These include Early Childhood Education centres, Playcentre, churches and community organisations. Through running Space, organisations can extend the support and connections available to new parents and babies within their communities, promoting thriving families and relationships.

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Space partner, we’d love to hear from you. Simply email space@parentingplace.nz – directed to Rochelle Doyle (Auckland region) or Camilla Railton (National).

Thank you to the NEXT Foundation and the Tindall Foundation for your support.